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How many years of experience do you have working as a Maintenance Technician or Mechanic in an industrial manufacturing environment?
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Within the last 5 years, what role did the following play in your job:
programming PLC's
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This is a refrigerated environment (35F degrees), are you able to work in a cold environment?
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Automation Technician
GA - Jackson


Opportunity Snapshot
Five key reasons you should consider a career with Bonduelle Fresh Americas
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Visible position with career potential at growing industry leader with strong values
If you complement your automation background with solid interpersonal skills, this position offers you some great opportunities. You will:
  • Take on a new role as our subject matter expert in a key initiative to introduce robotics in the Jackson plant.
  • Play a key role from the ground floor, from installation to validation and commissioning. Quick question for you - click here
  • Make an impact also as you "train the trainers" and help pave the way for successful adoption of new equipment and processes.
  • Showcase your potential to take on additional responsibilities and advance in our growing global organization.
  • Enjoy a positive, team-oriented culture where people have a good deal of autonomy and their contributions are appreciated. We also place a high value on continuous improvement.
Bonduelle Fresh Americas is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bonduelle (BON.PA), and home of the Ready Pac Foods brand. For over 45 years, Ready Pac Foods has been a leader in offering the most innovative fresh food products to consumers around the world. With four processing facilities throughout the U.S., we focus on fresh vegetables, salads and fresh meal solutions for the Americas. We manufacture a complete range of products featuring fresh produce and protein under the company's Ready Pac Foods®, Bistro®, Ready Snax®, Cool Cuts®, elevĀte™ and Bonduelle Fresh Picked™ brands.

Pictured: Our processing facilities apply the latest global standards of food safety and quality. Using the latest technology and equipment, our goal is to ensure we only offer the highest-quality products.
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High-impact subject matter expert role as we install state-of-the-art robotics

The Requirements
Find out what it takes to thrive as an Automation Technician at Bonduelle
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To be a good fit for the Automation Technician opportunity, you will have:
  • A high school diploma or equivalent qualification/certification.
  • An associate's degree in Electronics Technology or equivalent certification of completion of an accredited apprenticeship.
  • 5+ years of experience within the electronics field.
  • 2+ years of experience in manufacturing environments, ideally including food processing.
  • 1+ years of experience with mechanical components (valves, pipe fittings, bearings, motors, gearboxes, etc.), including demonstrated troubleshooting and problem solving skills in mechanical systems.
  • Working knowledge of PLC systems and their components, including the relationships of a PLC system from program inputs, outputs and ladder logic in order to troubleshoot problems from a laptop computer. Quick question for you - click here
  • Experience with capital expense (CapEx) projects.
  • The ability to read and understand electronic and electrical schematics.
  • Computer skills, with the capability to use email and compile reports and spreadsheets for parts and project tracking.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate verbally and in writing with all levels of the organization.
Top candidates also will have at least ONE of the following:
  • Knowledge of programming and troubleshooting variable frequency drives (VFDs).
  • The ability to run electrical conduit and troubleshoot power distribution systems.
  • Knowledge of code requirements and 4-20 mA and 12-24 VDC (low voltage) control circuits for automated equipment.
It is important that you understand that we all work in a cold environment. Temperatures in production areas typically are as low as 34° F. You also should expect to get wet in the production areas. Quick question for you - click here

We're hiring for the day shift, from 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM. We'll also look to you to be flexible about working other shifts and overtime to complete work as needed.

Pictured: Our latest line of chopped salad kits are inspired by flavors and recipes from around the world.
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The Role
If you meet the minimum qualifications, feel free to apply at any time. If you'd like some additional details about the role, please read below.
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You will interact with the leadership group, production team members, quality assurance, and other maintenance technicians to improve and maximize plant output, efficiency, quality and safety. Duties will include proactively troubleshooting, diagnosing and performing preventive and corrective maintenance on production and plant support equipment. Ours is a high volume manufacturing environment and you'll be involved with overhauling equipment and the installation of new equipment. 

You'll be responsible for a variety of duties, including (but not limited to) equipment repairs, parts replacement, completing work orders, participation in PMs, cleaning and lubricating equipment according to pre-set standards, performing tear downs, setting up equipment and performing emergency troubleshooting/repairs when needed. Quick question for you - click here

More specifically, you will:
  • Identify, troubleshoot and repair mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical problems on plant facilities and production equipment.
  • Perform preventative maintenance, document maintenance concerns/resolutions, and provide action plans and status reports as needed.
  • Recognize and correct potential equipment failure or unsafe conditions.
  • Inspect, operate and/or test facilities equipment to diagnose issues; dismantle equipment, machines or facilities to access and remove defective parts; diagnose problems utilizing blueprints, repair manuals or parts catalogs as necessary.
  • Ensure that all work performed meets required codes (OSHA, city and federal) and is in accordance with plant policies and procedures.
  • Utilize PLC programs for troubleshooting.
  • Maintain working knowledge of Allen Bradley and Siemens PLCs/ controls/ protocols platforms.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Pictured: Our Ready Snax® Snack Packs are the perfect snack solution at work, after school or anywhere on-the-go. Each of the nine varieties was created to curb your hunger and provide you with a boost of vitamins, all with fewer than 250 calories.
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Why Join Us
Explore our attractive employment value proposition.
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Healthy products, healthy values
"Giving people the freedom to eat healthier" has a deeper meaning for us. We believe in responsible business practices that benefit our associates, consumers and communities. Every consumer should have access to fresh, healthy and convenient choices and every one of our products is made with responsibly-sourced ingredients, by individuals who are treated ethically and with respect every day.

Be The Difference
The Ready Pac Difference is our identity. It defines the value we create that fuels our growth in order to be the most innovative fresh food company. It also defines the culture we create that enables our success and gives us the freedom to invest in our people, our business, and ultimately our consumers. The values defined in The Difference support our ability to give our Associates the freedom to drive results, learn and have fun.

Corporate responsibility
We are passionate about promoting sustainable agriculture, reducing our environmental impact, encouraging all employees to drive a culture of corporate social responsibility (CSR), feeding people well and feeding them sustainably, and promoting the well-being of our employees and communities. See the video for more information.

Rewarding environment
Our culture values teamwork and collaboration, and we are proactive about maintaining an atmosphere that is positive and motivating. We encourage and reward engagement, such as identifying potential safety or quality issues.

Excellent compensation
In addition to a competitive wage and shift differential, we offer healthcare benefits to all associates after 30 days of employment, a 401(k) plan after 60 days, a tuition reimbursement program, and more.
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Road to Success
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There will be a learning curve as you get to know our operations and processes, but we'll also look to you to be proactive about getting up to speed and contributing as quickly as possible. Your technical expertise will be essential, but just as important will be your communication and interpersonal skills. You'll interact with people in a multiple areas, including helping them embrace new equipment and processes.

In addition, in order to be an outstanding Automation Technician, you will:
  • Bring strong organizational, prioritization and problem solving skills.
  • Be able to work both independently and in a team environment, completing objectives efficiently.
  • Promote safety in all you do.
  • Pay attention to details and also grasp the bigger picture.
  • Be able to safely complete the physical tasks associated with the essential job functions, including extensive climbing, walking, lifting, bending, standing, carrying and squatting (up to 95% of the time).
  • Assume ownership of and accountability for your responsibilities.
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Bonduelle Fresh Americas is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.